Congregations affected by new regulations

Any LCA congregation which supports an overseas organisation or conducts activities overseas is now responsible for ensuring its donations and other forms of support get to the right places and in the right way. Coming into effect in July this year, new government regulations are intended to minimise the risk of children and other vulnerable […]

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God’s real miracle

I’m Rina Tobing, a 12th grade student who attends HKBP P.Siantar High School. Life is not as easy as we think, and it is not as difficult as we feel. It has lots of twists and turns we never planned. I have always believe in Jesus. He is the light of my path and his […]

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A place of hope for all

At Bethany Home in Malaysia, the love of our Heavenly Father is on offer in abundance, regardless of ability, ethnicity, religious background or social status. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia established Bethany Home more than 50 years ago to care for those living with disability and to reach out to all with the saving […]

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Faith the bedrock of Lutheran education

“But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations” – Psalm 33:11 Visiting Australia from Malaysia, we were reminded of this verse as we marvelled at and soaked in the rich heritage of the early Lutherans, who migrated to South Australia and established families, churches and schools […]

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Global Connections – How we teach and Learn

Have you ever considered what education is like in other parts of the world? What would a classroom full of students look like in Kenya, Finland, India, Brazil or Indonesia? What style of teaching and learning occurs in these classrooms? What is considered to be successful in teaching and learning practices? The crux of considering […]

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Partnership transforms lives

When did you last do something for someone that made a positive difference in their lives? What if we as a school community from Tanunda, South Australia, could work with another school community and enhance the lives of everyone involved? These were among questions discussed over lunchtime by a teacher and students from Faith Lutheran […]

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Serving in a global context

After months of preparations it was finally time to leave! The final week of Term 3 and the first week of the School holidays saw a group of 17 Year 11’s and 5 Staff embark on our 7th annual Service Learning Trip to Indonesia. After a long day of travel, including 3 separate flights and […]

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Growing through Service to others

The idea of service to others is doing something and expecting nothing in return. I believe that this is how we embarked on or first Service Learning Trip to Indonesia this year. It was probably also a case of not really knowing what to expect in return but we certainly knew what we could give. […]

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Coming as a guest into people’s lives

I sit here reading and being inspired by an email that has just arrived from our current crop of Year 11 students and staff reporting back from their first 3 days in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is sparking lots of memories, and a strong feeling of familiarity that comes from repeat visits to a place […]

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